The Meaning Of Ethics And Aristotle's Theory Of Morality

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There are many philosophers that study the meaning of ethics, and where it originates from. Ethics is the study of morality. Morality defines for us what is good and bad in our day-to-day lives. One of the most know philosophers on his theory of Theology is Aristotle. He believes that “morality is a matter of promoting the ultimate, intrinsic good.” Which means we do everything for the sake of happiness! In order to achieve morality, we have to line up our reason with virtue. By doing this, we would reach a virtuous state that would lead to eudaimonia. This term roughly translates to living happily, and flourishing. To reach eudiamonia other than acting morally, he says we have to perform our function well, which is to reason well.
To Aristotle, there are many ways to determine if one is acting virtuously. Virtuous in this case, means a state of character which enables an entity to perform its function well. He says “to do what a wise man would do!” To figure this out, he uses the Five Rights Method, the Doctrine of the Mean, and also looks at their actions, feelings and thoughts to determine if they are virtuous. To prove his theories, I will it apply it to a case scenario.
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Now Ben knew what was right, which was to tell the truth and knock on the door where Ben was at. The next step is to observe what he did in the hypothetical scenario. In scenario, he did what was right, which led him to feel good about himself. Which means he acted virtuously! However, if he felt pain when doing the right thing it would mean he was acting as a continent person. Now if Ben would have just ignored Tyler’s actions and did what was wrong, it would lead him to feel pain because he knows he made the wrong choice. Which means that Ben would be acting incontinent. However, if he felt pleasure when doing the wrong thing it would mean he was acting as a vicious

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